Falls Festival Marion Bay Is Officially Cancelled, But NSW, WA & VIC Legs Will Go Ahead
Damn. Falls Festival has officially cancelled the Marion Bay festival for this year, but are planning on going ahead with the rest of the festivals across Australia in NSW, WA and VIC. The news was announced by organisers yesterday on social media.
The statement read: “After much consideration, we have made the difficult decision to not operate Falls Festival Marion Bay this year. During these unprecedented times, and like most industries, we must adjust our business operations to allow us the best opportunity for long-term viability.”
Organisers went on to say it this wasn’t goodbye, but “more of a see you soon” to Tassie, before confirming shows in Lorne, Fremantle and Byron Bay would still be happening. “Falls Festival Marion Bay has operated in Tasmania since 2003 and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our team, local community and all of our Falls friends in Tassie for their support over the last 17 years.”
— Falls Festival (@fallsofficial) July 14, 2020
Naturally, disappointed fans speculated about the decision. One Twitter user wrote: “So the Tassie leg of the Falls Festival has been called off… but they’re planning for the Victorian to go ahead?!?”.
So the Tassie leg of the Falls Festival has been called off... but they're planning for the Victorian to go ahead?!?
Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the optimism and I hope like hell we're in a situation that lets them do it. But as someone in events... I dunno about that one
— Stuart West (@stu270) July 14, 2020
I understand why Falls Festival had to pull out of Tassie for this year but fuck it sucks. We do so well with Covid no active cases for something like a month here the only major state/territory with no active cases and then we still get fucked over by Vic and to an extent NSW
— Alex (@AlexSpeer96) July 14, 2020
I’d love to know the rationale behind this decision
— Tom Roberts (@TomRoberts99) July 14, 2020
we have the lowest cases of covid, yet you continue to host it in places such as nsw & vic who are still swarming with covid?
— ellie-mae ♡ (@elliebonjelly_) July 14, 2020
Another Aussie music festival, Listen Out, officially cancelled its 2020 tour this week too, but promised to return in 2021. Splendour In The Grass was also cancelled this year, but this week announced an exciting line-up for its rescheduled dates of July 23-25, 2021. The Strokes, Gorillaz and Tyler, The Creator will be there. Flume, originally pegged as the headliner for the 2020 Splendour, unfortunately can't make the rescheduled dates.
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